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Old 03-28-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Isn't there a sign like that on I-90 in NE Ohio or just inside New York State?
I-90 ultimately goes to Boston, but there are a few bigger cities between Cleveland and Boston: Erie, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Schenectedy, Springfield. I-80 on the other hand doesn't go through any larger cities between Youngstown and NYC.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The farthest I've ever seen personally is just south of Jacksonville, FL. There's a sign on I-95 that has Miami 300 and some odd miles away (Daytona Beach is listed first). But after Daytona Beach, there are still populated areas to go through before you get to Miami (Titusville, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale).
I honestly can understand the control city being Miami south of Daytona. Sometimes it switches with WPB and Miami though.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:15 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I was surprised when driving on I-294, Chicago's belt line, and saw "I-57 Memphis TN". A long time ago I was on the other end of I-57 in far southern Illinois near Cairo and Chicago was the control city down there too.


From road videos I've watched in Salt Lake City signs for east I-80 have Cheyenne WY as the control city.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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In Barstow, CA at the western starting point of I-40 (just past junction with I-15) the sign says Wilmington, NC 2554 miles.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.8866...7i13312!8i6656
If I'm not mistaken, I think Caltrans is slowly upgrading the non-freeway sections of CA-58 between Barstow and Bakersfield to freeway standards. If Caltrans decides to rename CA-58 as an extension of I-40 from Barstow to Bakersfield (assuming FHWA approves), then the signs will need to be changed.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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This sign in Ocean City Maryland



and in Sacramento
This is adorable.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, almost 700 miles.
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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There is (or at least was) a sign on the western side of Kansas City on the I-70 that said Denver 600 (or so) miles. And that's 600 miles of nothing!

Oh... and there's one on the I-40 somewhere in New Mexico that says Los Angeles, with the mileage over 1000 miles!
560 miles from KC to Denver from that sign, I drive past it occasionally.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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this used to be in Wilmington NC a few years ago. However people kept stealing it, so it's not there anymore.
This sign is like NC in a nutshell. Spends excessive amount of money on pointless things and turns around and complains that everyone is on welfare.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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If memory serves, I-57 in Chicago has signs for Memphis, 532 miles away according to Google Maps.

Wouldn't be surprised if the Interstates in Alaska have some faraway control cities.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If memory serves, I-57 in Chicago has signs for Memphis, 532 miles away according to Google Maps.

Wouldn't be surprised if the Interstates in Alaska have some faraway control cities.
Your memory is correct on I-57. That shocked me the first time I saw that.
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